If you have been diagnosed with Stage V End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) your kidneys will need the continued support of dialysis. Your specific treatment plan will be prescribed by your Nephrologist.

QUALITY DIALYSIS IS PLEASED TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING TREATMENT MODALITIES:

STAFF ASSISTED HOME DIALYSIS HEMODIALYSIS

Staff-Assisted Home Hemodialysis is defined as dialysis treatments that are rendered by a licensed professional (Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse) under the supervision of a Nephrologist in the patient’s home. An experienced dialysis nurse will come to your home to provide this service. Staff-Assisted Home Hemodialysis is a rapidly growing treatment option that allows you to receive one-on-one care in the comfort of your home. Treatments are traditionally administered three times a week for a duration of three to four hours each treatment. This unique option is family-oriented and supports lifestyle initiatives.  Everything is centered around you!

  • Your doctor provides oversight for home hemodialysis care.
  • The dialysis equipment is a single use system and remains in your home.
  • Water sampling, other environmental culturing, maintenance, and servicing of the hemodialysis equipment are maintained in your home.
  • Dialysis supplies are delivered monthly by caring and conscientious personnel.
  • Medications such as Heparin, Epogen, IV iron, antibiotics, etc., will be administered by the dialysis nurse as ordered by a doctor. And yes! This is all done in your home.
  • The social worker and renal dietitian will schedule home visits periodically.
  • Monthly and mid-month blood samples will be collected and sent to the laboratory from home.
  • Patient care conferences will be held monthly with you and your health care support team.
  • Pick-up services for Biohazard waste are scheduled and disposed per regulatory guidelines.
  • Electricity and water use are minimal.

HOME HEMODIALYSIS

Home Hemodialysis Training is defined as hemodialysis training performed by a registered nurse, as ordered by a Nephrologist, for the purpose of training patients to perform self-administered dialysis in their home.  This training can take place in their home or in an outpatient ESRD facility. Upon completion of the training program, patients will perform in-home dialysis 3 times per week, 3 to 4 hours each session. At a minimum, eight to twelve weeks of training is required.

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS

Peritoneal Dialysis is a life-sustaining procedure which involves the introduction and drainage of a special fluid into the abdominal cavity. The process removes waste products and excess fluid from the body. A training period of approximately 6 to12 weeks is required to learn this procedure, which can be provided in the comfort of your home, or in an outpatient ESRD facility. As a general rule peritoneal dialysis is not performed in-center on a regular basis as it is usually performed by the patients themselves.

THERE ARE VARIOUS TYPES OF PERITONEAL DIALYSIS:
CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY PERITONEAL DIALYSIS (CAPD)

You can administer continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis about four or five times a day in the comfort of your home or workplace—it is the only type of dialysis that is done without machines. The exchange or process begins as you place a bag of dialysate into your peritoneal cavity through the catheter. The dialysate remains approximately four or five hours before it is drained back into the bag. You can continue to go about your daily activities anywhere while the dialysate is in your peritoneal cavity.

CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY PERITONEAL DIALYSIS (CAPD)

Using a machine called a cycler, you can complete your continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis at home. During CCPD, several exchanges occur while you sleep and each exchange takes about two hours.

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